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JD McPherson’s The Warm Covers Digital EP OUt Today On Rounder Records

October 14, 2014

“I Wish You Would” Premieres at Esquire Vee Jay Records 7″ Out  on November 4 – Fall Tour Confirmed

“Oklahoma native plays timeless, forward-thinking rock & roll”—Rolling Stone

“JD McPherson’s music is a rockabilly time machine, bringing some of the purest rock ‘n’ roll vibes straight from the genre’s birth and into the present day.”—Esquire

“…pure-and-simple party music, make-out music and get-down-and-shake-it music, harbouring the sort of simple riffs and hooks that easily hop across the decades.”—BBC

“In its shake, rattle and roll, the singer-songwriter’s original compositions bring a contemporary approach to the classic stylings.”—MTV Buzzworthy

The Warm Covers, a new four-song digital EP from acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer JD McPherson, is out today on Rounder Records (purchase now via iTunes). In celebration of the release, the EP’s lead track, “I Wish You Would,” premiered today at Esquire. Of the song, McPherson comments, “Concord acquired the Vee Jay catalog. They asked us if we would like to cover a song and, record nerds that we are,we asked can we actually release a Vee Jay Record with the old Vee Jay Label. This is a Billy Boy Arnold tune—changed it up a bit, but for the most part that’s the song.”

In addition to the digital EP, a special 7” vinyl will be released November 4 (pre-order now via Amazon). The Vee Jay Records 7” features “I Wish You Would” along with a Jimmy Hughes cover, “Steal Away.” The record will be available at indie retail and at upcoming tour date

McPherson and his band will embark on a series of special dates later this month, including a show supporting Queens of the Stone Age at Los Angeles’ The Forum. See below for details.

This new music follows McPherson’s widely praised 2012 debut, Signs and Signifiers, of which the San Francisco Examiner asserted, “An unfettered, Gretsch-echoey exuberance reverberates through the album’s R&B and rockabilly originals…” and Chicago Reader praised, “…plays rock ‘n’ roll and R&B that might as well have been frozen in the 50s and thawed this morning.”

McPherson’s sophomore full-length album will be released in 2015 on Rounder Records. More information to be announced shortly.

The Warm Covers EP track-listing:

1. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)

2. Steal Away (Jimmy Hughes)

3. Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day (Nick Lowe)

4. Why Lady Why (Alabama)

Vee Jay Records 7” track-listing

1. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)

2. Steal Away (Jimmy Hughes)


October 22              Dallas, TX                                                         Granada

October 23              Austin, TX                                                 The Belmont

October 25              Santa Fe, NM                                               The Skylight

October 26              Phoenix, AZ                                             Rhythm Room

October 28               Solana Beach, CA                                          The Belly Up

October 31                Los Angeles, CA                                             The Forum*

November 2              Pioneertown, CA                                     Pappy & Harriets

November 3             Santa Ana, CA                                   Constellation Room

November 5             San Francisco, CA                    Great American Music Hall

November 7             Portland, OR                                                     Doug Fir

November 8             Seattle, WA                                              Tractor Tavern

November 10    Salt Lake City, UT                                 The State Room

November 12    Boulder, CO                                          The Fox Theatre

November 14    Tulsa, OK                                                           Cain’s

*supporting Queens of the Stone Age